From one-day excursions to cross country adventures, we are sure to have a tour that sparks your interest and fits your budget. Check out our tour line-up below for details about upcoming excursions. You can request additional information here. To request a space, complete our Registration Form; you will receive confirmation from our office if space is available. All Travel Club trips depart from our West Columbia office unless otherwise noted.
We are off to see the wizard, the Wizard of Oz that is, at the Abbeville Opera House. Put on your ruby slippers and join us as we follow the adventures of Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman and the Cowardly Lion as they follow the Yellow Brick Road. Our day will also include a delicious lunch at Yoder’s Dutch Kitchen and a stop at Swartzentru-ber’s Bakery where you can purchase some yummy sweets to take home.
$113 per person
Join us as we visit Magnolia Plantation in its springtime glory of blooming camellias and azaleas. The garden is the last of the large-scale romantic gardens in America. Enjoy a special walk through the gardens with one of the plantation horticulturists. Tour the plantation house and ride the Nature Train through the variety of ecosystems on the plantation.
$117 per person
Come as we spend the day on the farm. Our day begins with the Aiken Equine Rescue Center where we will interact with the horses and hear from our guide what it’s like to work with these amazing animals. Our next stop is The Restaurant at Rose Hill, which was originally the stables at the Rose Hill Estate. Then we mooove on down the road to Hickory Hill Milk, a fourth-generation dairy farm. There, a guide will explain the milking processes and tell us the history of the company. Bring your cameras to take pictures of the calves. Our final stop will be Gurosik’s Berry Plantation where we have arranged for someone to tell us the ins and outs of growing strawberries before going to the fields or to the store to make purchases.
$125 per person
Pinkies up! Spend the afternoon with fellow travelers at Laura’s Tea Room as we try on a proper hat or two and choose a favorite teacup before sharing a cup of tea and a beautifully delicate meal of sandwiches, sweets and scones served with Devonshire cream and lemon curd. Following this relaxing time, we will meet with local residents for a guided tour of downtown. During the remainder of our time here you may browse through the stores and shops where you might find a treasure you’ve been looking for. The High Tea is held on the second floor and there are steps. For those who cannot climb steps there are tables in the coffee shop on the main floor.
$118 per person
Today we will have lunch and spend some time shopping at A Day in the Country. Then, it's time to see Rodger & Hammerstein’s Broadway classic, “South Pacific,” at Flat Rock Playhouse, North Carolina’s state theatre. The story is set on an island during World War II, where love blooms between a young nurse and a secretive Frenchman who’s being courted for a dangerous military mission. We will finish our day with a stop at McAbee’s Fruit Stand.
$139 per person
Jennifer and Brad Moranz are at it again with a lively new variety show at the Charleston Music Hall. It will feature the best of pop, rock and country music performed by a professional cast of singers, dancers and musicians! We'll also enjoy a creekside lunch at the Charleston Crab House located on James Island.
$144 per person
Visit the small-town treasure of Ridge Spring, South Carolina. Begin the tour with lunch at Juniper restaurant followed by a scenic drive to Titan Farms where we will be able to taste the freshly harvested O’Henry and Flame Prince peaches, which are grown on their 6,200 acres of land. Grab a bushel or a peck of peaches to take home along with a recipe from the farm’s own collection.
Price to be determined
Celebrate Valentine's Day with us at Tybee Island, GA. Enjoy a delightful coastal discover boat tour, explore the historic Tybee Light Station and visit Fort Pulaski. Watch the sunrise from your ocean view room at Hotel Tybee. Top the trip off with lunch at Paula Deen's newest restaurant, Creekside.
$381 per person (double occupancy)
Join us as we travel to Macon, GA for the opening weekend of the International Cherry Blossom Festival. Take in the beautiful sight of over 350,000 cherry trees in bloom while visiting historic homes, such as the Hay House and Cannon Ball House, and St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visit the Ocmulgee National Monument for its annual Lantern Light tour held during the festival.
$384 per person (double occupancy)
Enjoy the best that Branson has to offer–shows, shows and so much more! Come with us to the Branson Music Fest to sample 12-15 different Branson entertainers at the Welk Theater. Cruise on the beautiful Showboat Branson Belle and eat a scrumptious dinner while watching the Showboat performers and dancers. Visit Dogwood Canyon for a delightful tram ride through this beautiful 10,000 acre preserve. We may be lucky enough to see herds of Texas longhorns and American bison.
$1,475 per person (double occupancy)
On June 6, 1944, the U.S. invaded Normandy in Operation Overlord during WWII. Later to be referred to as D-Day, this was the largest seaborne invasion in history. 156,000 young men landed on the beaches of France. Of these, 32 were the sons of families in Bedford, VA and of the 32 men that went into battle, 20 lost their life. On the 75th anniversary of this day, Bedford will commemorate the bravery of these men and remember the ones that were lost. June 6, 2019, is expected to be a milestone to represent the last large gathering of WWII veterans around the world. Join us in reflecting on this day by traveling with us to the National D-Day Memorial to witness the tributes, observe the ceremonies and honor those that served.
$375 per person (double occupancy)
Travel back in time through the country roads of Pennsylvania. See Amish farms, one room schoolhouses, and Amish arts and crafts. Enjoy the town of Lititz known as the “Coolest small town in America.” We will also visit Sight and Sound Theater for their awe-inspiring performance of “Jesus.” Visit Longwood Gardens, the largest fountain garden collection in the U.S.
$1,139 per person (double occupancy)
We saw the eclipse and this year we are going to the moon! 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Feel like an astronaut at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center where we will look to the future, explore history or get hands-on at the interactive exhibits and simulators. We will share a unique dining experience at Campus 805, a renovated school, which offers several options and at The Blue Bayou, which is a 1924 Pullman train car. 2019 is also an exciting time to be in Alabama as they also celebrate their 200th birthday.
$663 per person (double occupancy)
Don your Lederhosen and Dirndls and get ready to celebrate Capitol Tours 38th anniversary featuring Helen, Georgia’s Oktoberfest Celebration at their Festhalle. Tour the Hansel and Gretel Candy Kitchen and the Alpine Village without leaving the USA. On our way back to South Carolina we'll have a delicious lunch at the Dillard House and enjoy a trip to Osage Farm.
$299 per person (double occupancy)
Join us on a wonderful fall adventure to Maine! Visit the Breakers Mansion in Newport, RI, the Cape Cod National Seashore, whale watching in Province-town, MA and the charming Island of Nantucket, MA. Visit Boothbay where we will enjoy a guided tour and a photo stop at Penobscot Narrows Bridge. Our adventure continues to Bar Harbor to visit Arcadia National Park and dine on a delicious “lobsta” dinner. Ride on the Belfast-Moosehead Railroad, visit the Portland Head Light and take a guided tour of Kennebunkport.
$3,329 per person (double occupancy)